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OSNews: Interview with Ximian's Nat Friedman

Jun 04, 2003, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)

"1. Which version of GNOME is Ximian Desktop 2.0 based on exactly, and what changes have you applied when compared to the vanilla Gnome?

"Nat Friedman: XD2, as we like to call it, is based on GNOME 2.2, Mozilla 1.3 and OpenOffice.org 1.0.3.

"We've spent a lot of time polishing the user experience and making sure things just work. Our focus is on creating _usability through consistency_, which lowers support costs for big organizations that replace Windows machines with Linux.

"We have a new desktop theme called Industrial which themes GTK version 1 and 2. It's also a Nautilus theme, a Galeon theme, an XMMS theme, an OpenOffice.org theme, a Metacity theme, and an Icon theme. This means that the desktop looks and feels unified..."

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